Louise Nichols: Textile Artist

Launceston, Cornwall

Loula-bells is my small business based in Cornwall. I'm a textile artist originally from Nottingham & after graduating with a degree in fashion & textiles, worked freelance designing upholstery fabric, wallpaper, cards & wrapping paper. My real passion though has always been textiles & after moving to Cornwall in 2008 I've been able to pursue that passion!

I use mainly linen & felt for my work, adding detail by hand with different yarns & the occasional bead, producing a range of items for the self & home. My inspiration comes from everywhere......colours, textures, people, pattern, landscapes, walks in the mist.......all the beautiful things that surround me in everyday life.

I now have my work in several galleries across Cornwall & Devon & divide my time between supplying them, teaching workshops, designing projects for a sewing magazine & developing some new individual pieces using lino print & stitch.